GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - A pharmacist for a local grocery store chain faces a felony charge of eavesdropping after allegedly trying to shoot video up a woman's skirt.
Tim Colgrove is free on bond after Suwanee Police charged him Sunday night.
Gwen Rivera, in an exclusive interview with Channel 2’s Tony Thomas, said she was in the checkout aisle at the Kroger store on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard when the incident occurred.
"I was standing here and he was crouched down to the cooler with the phone facing up on record, stretched out like right between my legs," said Rivera.
"Did you realize what he was doing right away?" Thomas asked.
"Oh yeah, of course right away and he was in total denial. It looked like he was totally comfortable," Rivera replied.
Thomas tried to reach Colgrove for comment, but messages at his Cumming home were not returned. Suwanee Police quote Colgrove as saying he was simply reaching down to get a bottle out of a cooler. But several witnesses disagree and helped Rivera when she fought back.
"It was kind of a black out. I was just so upset and my goal was to get the phone out of his hand. I was basically an ape, climbing on him, jumping on him punching him tackling him and I was screaming for help."
Suwanee Police now have the phone in question and tell Thomas they are waiting for search warrants to be approved to look at what is on it.
Police say they aren't sure what exactly is on the phone.
"He would not give us permission to look into the phone to see if there were other recordings or pictures. He said he had things in there he didn't want us to see," said Suwanee Police Capt. Shane Edmisten.
Rivera's husband Will took video of police putting handcuffs on Colgrove and says he is most concerned about what other things the pharmacist might have done.
"You are available to any information, so you have a pretty girl come in with a short skirt and then you have her address and Social Security Number," he said.
A Kroger spokesperson released this statement to Thomas.
“Kroger is taking this matter extremely seriously and has begun an internal investigation in cooperation with the Suwanee Police Department. Mr. Colgrove is on an administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.”
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